Clean and Just: Electric Vehicle Innovation to Accelerate More Equitable Early Adoption
Rapid adoption of electric vehicles by low-income and disadvantaged populations is necessary for decarbonization. Innovative products and business models are emerging that accelerate such adoption. Supportive policies should extend these innovations and amplify their benefits.
The North American Subnational Innovation Competitiveness Index
The North American innovation ecosystem is increasingly diverse. In collaboration with Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Fundación IDEA, and the Bay Area Economic Council Institute, ITIF compiled this index to identify economic differences among states and provinces and highlight regions needing more federal attention, identify cross-national innovation performance, and track the continent’s overall competitiveness in the innovation-driven global economy.
The Revised (But Uncorrected) Version of the Klobuchar Bill
The revised version of the Klobuchar bill (S.2992), aimed at prohibiting a few large tech companies from self-preferencing their services and forcing them to grant their rivals access to vital proprietary assets, fails to correct the critical deficiencies of the bill’s original version. This report provides a legal analysis of the new, yet uncorrected, pitfalls of the Klobuchar bill.
The Hamilton Index: Assessing National Performance in the Competition for Advanced Industries
Compared to major competitors, U.S. output in key advanced industries is weak and declining. Congress and the administration should launch an economic “moon shot” initiative committing to increase the concentration of these industries in the U.S. economy by at least 20 percentage points relative to the global average within a decade.
The Power of Big Tech Peaked During the Pandemic; Disruptive Forces Are on the Rise
“Defending Digital Series,” No. 6: Big Tech was essential in getting America through the Covid19 pandemic, but during the 2020s and ‘30s, technological, competitive, and societal shifts can be expected to rein in the influence of today’s digital leaders, as consumer markets mature, and as other national and international priorities take center stage.
Federal IT Modernization Needs a Strategy and More Money
Ten (Suggested) Commandments for Closing the Digital Divide
Further Energizing Innovation in Fiscal Year 2023
How Applying ‘Buy America’ Provisions to IT Undermines Infrastructure Goals
Monopolies Are Not Taking a Fifth of Your Wages
AI Bias Is Correctable. Human Bias? Not So Much
“Defending Digital” Series, No. 5: Individual decisions are shaped by our values, beliefs, experiences, inclinations, prejudices, and blind spots. These “biases” can easily leak into information system design. But overall and over time, modern technology will prove a force for more fair and objective societal actions.
How AI Can Improve K-12 Education in the United States
Active Carbon Management: Critical Tools in the Climate Toolbox
Broadband Myths: Do ISPs Engage in “Digital Redlining?”
Why America Should Compete to Win in Advanced Industries
Five False Claims Underscore the Case Against the Senate’s Leading Antitrust Bills
Your Data Isn’t Gold; It’s Not Even Yours
How the EU Can Unlock the Private Sector’s Human-Mobility Data for Social Good
Testimony to the Senate Finance Committee on “Prescription Drug Price Inflation”
Revising Merger Guidelines While Preserving the Process of Creative Destruction
Prospects for Transatlantic Cooperation in Biotech Policy—A US Perspective
Theory Aside, Antitrust Advocates Should Keep Their ‘Big Tech’ Ambitions Narrow
Content Moderation in Multi-User Immersive Experiences: AR/VR and the Future of Online Speech
Multi-user immersive experiences (MUIEs)—three-dimensional, digitally rendered environments where multiple users can interact with other people and virtual objects in real time—present new content-moderation challenges. Policymakers should work with those developing MUIEs to balance user safety, privacy, and free expression.